Russia hosts first International Army Games

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Russia hosts the first International Army Games on August 1-15 with teams from 16 other nations expected to take part in various contests organized by the Russian Defense Ministry.

Russia has held international competitions of tank and aircraft crews over the past two years, and the famous annual Tank Biathlon is expected to become the most important part of the Army Games.

Participants of this year’s International Army Games include: Azerbaijan, Angola, Armenia, Belarus, China, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Serbia, Tajikistan, Venezuela, as well as Russia.

Teams will participate in 14 military contests, which, along with the Tank Biathlon, will include competitions for military engineers, pilots and drivers, air defense specialists, sappers, paratroopers, military chemists, artillery crews, and even army cooks.

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